Are you suffering from bunion pain? Podiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey B. Klein, can explain the changes a bunion makes to your foot and develop a successful treatment plan to get you back to pain-free walking.
Bunions are progressive, they don’t go away, and will usually get worse over time. Not all cases are alike – some bunions progress more rapidly than others. It is best to have your podiatrist evaluate the specific situation and develop the best treatment plan for you.
Dr. Klein’s goal for bunion treatment is twofold: first, to relieve the pressure and pain caused by irritations, and second to stop any progressive growth of the enlargement. Commonly used methods for reducing pressure and pain caused by bunions include:
· Protective padding, often made from felt material, to eliminate the friction against shoes and help alleviate inflammation and skin problems
· Removal of corns and calluses on the foot
· Changing to carefully fitted footwear designed to accommodate the bunion and not contribute toward its growth
· Orthotic devices—both over-the-counter and custom made—to help stabilize the joint and place the foot in the correct position for walking and standing
· Exercises to maintain joint mobility and prevent stiffness or arthritis
· Splints for nighttime wear to help the toes and joint align properly. This is often recommended for adolescents with bunions, because their bone development may still be adaptable
· In certain cases a surgical procedure may be considered
Another first at Mendelson Kornblum, Podiatrist Dr Jeffrey B Klein is the FIRST in the Tri county area to perform this 3D Lapiplasty procedure to rid his patients of deformity and pain with this futuristic procedure.
If you are unnecessarily suffering from bunion pain, please make an appointment today by calling Dr. Klein today!